Obamacare-size Salaries

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New Mexico co-op paid its execs high six-figure salaries. Obamacare was always just about the money – ca-ching, ca-ching!
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/10/exclusive-insolvent-new-mexico-obamacare-co-op-boasted-six-figure-salaries/?utm_medium=email

New Mexico ACA co-op crashed and burned, didn’t tell its customers.  22,000 affected.  Only 3 of 24 co-oops left standing. #ItsNotWorking
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/10/exclusive-insolvent-new-mexico-obamacare-co-op-boasted-six-figure-salaries/?utm_medium=email

CBO concedes it overestimated power of individual mandate to dragoon people into buying Obamacare
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cbo-to-lower-estimate-of-uninsured-caused-by-repeal-of-obamacare-mandate/article/2645541

Big Lie: ‘American overwhelmingly embrace Obamacare.’ Not when 12M ask for exemption and 6.7M pay penalty to avoid it.
http://www.wral.com/richard-burr-obamacare-hasn-t-worked-on-the-scale-it-was-promised-/17240971/

ACA insurance mandates will continue to drive premiums upward; market not stabilizing
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2018/01/08/revise-insurance-rules-or-watch-premiums-skyrocket

Delayed Obamacare HIT tax “already hammering small businesses and seniors, should be repealed.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/10/time-to-block-the-crushing-new-obamacare-tax/

ACA insurer Centene is sued for refusing to pay legitimate Obamacare claims.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/health/centene-health-insurance-lawsuit.html

Humana’s ACA business turns profitable, but co. warns still has older, sicker risk pool
http://www.wdrb.com/story/36871995/now-making-money-on-obamacare-humana-still-plans-to-quit-exchanges

Number of ACA insurers falls from 167 to 132; 29% of enrollees down to one insurer, up from 20%
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/13/news/economy/obamacare-insurer-choice/index.html

Down to one insurer in Virginia city: premiums spike 70%, have to switch doctor when sick, better to go without?
https://wydaily.com/2017/12/18/insurers-departure-leaves-greater-williamsburg-families-struggling/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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‘Obamacare signups exceeded expectations’ #LipstickOnAPig

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‘Obamacare signups exceeded expectations.’  No, they didn’t.  They’re off 5% from last year and early articles this time touted ‘record pace’.  #LipstickOnAPig
https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/business/obamacare-sign-up-tally-dips-slightly-to-m/article_5d24fdbb-dbc0-5a0d-89da-a8225a619556.html

Individual mandate repeal expected to boost sale of short-term insurance
https://morningconsult.com/2017/12/21/higher-demand-seen-for-short-term-insurance-as-aca-mandate-set-for-repeal/

Idaho Guv signs order allowing sale of plans that don’t meet all ACA requirements. Brick by brick, the resistance is taking this stupid law down
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/367672-idaho-governor-signs-order-seeking-to-roll-back-obamacare-rules

If Obamacare proves viable, it will only be because of “high rate increases, limited competition and narrow provider networks.” #SuchADeal
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/367216-analysts-predict-stable-year-for-obamacare-markets

Obamacare’s preexisting conditions provisions are eroding quality of coverage for everyone
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180103.261091/full/

Poll: Fabled support for ACA preexisting conditions provisions drops if mean insurer subsidies, higher taxes and premiums, or lower quality of care
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180103.261091/full/

“Obamacare’s Medical Standards Are Harming Our Medical System” – lower quality, higher costs, reduced access.  Missing aortic ruptures: “Sometimes I just need five more friggin’ minutes”
https://www.city-journal.org/html/obamacares-medical-standards-are-harming-our-medical-system-15593.html

‘Keep your plan’ among 18 lies Obama told about Obamacare in 2009. Reproduced in all their splendor here:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-claims-obama-only-told-18-falsehoods-during-his-whole-presidency-here-are-18-he-told-in-selling-obamacare-in-2009-alone/article/2643666

“Funding CSR payments won’t lower premiums for 2018”
http://www.heritage.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/IB4797.pdf?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0RnNU5USm1PR1ptTnpkayIsInQiOiJYamJcL2lWbVNKK3dvU1B2Z2RlakpkbUp6bXBXOG8weWYwekU2MXFGUUpxQlhOd2Y0WGUxRmJNUUxuVnMrK3VoR2VjcmRqdENXK3UybTB5UllBZ2kzUFJ0OXN0ZU9mTUlSVlwvcURTa0c2MW5xZEtobjRjclE2QlJWeWxLbTNpY05jIn0%3D&mc_cid=46cde5d39f&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

“ObamaCare’s Failed Cost Controls – Medical spending keeps rising, outpacing both general inflation and population growth.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacares-failed-cost-controls-1513812078

Obamacare is an abject failure – “signing up millions more people for subsidized coverage has not made Americans healthier.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-didnt-obamacare-work-1513978521?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb

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Finally. @SenRonJohnson suboenas @USOPM over Congress’ special/illegal #ObamaCare exemption.
https://twitter.com/mfcannon/status/944234208616222722

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

 

 

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R.I.P. Unconstitutional Individual Mandate 2010-2017

Good riddance to bad garbage!

And to the woman – obviously an Obamacare supporter – who smirked at me (“Success!“) in the Capitol Hill subway station the day Obamacare passed:

Look upon your works, oh ye mighty, and despair!

Thanks for keeping me motivated the last seven years.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !

 

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When All Else Fails, Try Lying Again

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“Repealing the individual mandate will raise taxes on the poor and kill 10,000 people a year.” They must be trying for Lie of the Year again.
http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/14/5-myths-tax-reform-theyre-wrong/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRobFpEVXhPV1UzT1RKaSIsInQiOiJ0eDA1MGVZamF6S3g3bzFvRWxad0o1dHN4YXJZZXM2cG1rQ1dtbUlSbmM1R2F6NW5lV054c2hqRzJ0WXRFQnUxYWJlODhjd2F3MEsxTGJ1eGNBMW93aXFINEo0clh2UklueU9tSHBEQklDR3pRdUNKTTEzU3BvTTg5bzRkQXNJUSJ9

‘Obamacare’s contraception mandate spurs economic growth.’ Sure, and I’m the Tooth Fairy. #NoLieLeftBehind
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/11/30/fact-checking-the-lefts-dubious-arguments-in-favor-of-obamacares-contraception-mandate/#4251086616b6

‘Experts expect repeal of individual mandate to destabilize Obamacare market.’  Good! #GetRidOfThisTurkey
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171204/NEWS/171209958/loss-of-the-individual-mandate-loosened-regulation-of-short-term

CBO’s delusion about the magical power of the individual mandate to force people to sign up for Ocrapoocare is getting worse, not better.

Repealing the individual mandate doesn’t get to the root of the problem – preexisting condition and other regulation mandates
http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/13/repealing-mandate-doesnt-fix-obamacare-regulations-stupid/

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Edw. Mitchell MS MBA‏ @coldstreams
Edw. Mitchell MS MBA Retweeted Obamacare TruthSquad
Absolutely true. I sampled quotes around US and due to 8.13% rule (IRS Form 8965) many, maybe most were already exempt from #ACA mandate
OCTS: “Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Is Repealing Itself – Premiums are so high that many are exempt.”

Another Obamacare flame-out: ‘multistate’ plans required in all 50 states, but only offered in one.  Time to say bye-bye.
http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/14/gop-lawmakers-target-obamacare-mandate-in-states/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRobFpEVXhPV1UzT1RKaSIsInQiOiJ0eDA1MGVZamF6S3g3bzFvRWxad0o1dHN4YXJZZXM2cG1rQ1dtbUlSbmM1R2F6NW5lV054c2hqRzJ0WXRFQnUxYWJlODhjd2F3MEsxTGJ1eGNBMW93aXFINEo0clh2UklueU9tSHBEQklDR3pRdUNKTTEzU3BvTTg5bzRkQXNJUSJ9

ACA’s ‘quality’ metrics have backfired. Doc: “Sometimes I just need five more friggin’ minutes” to prevent misdiagnosis. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.city-journal.org/html/obamacares-medical-standards-are-harming-our-medical-system-15593.html

Obamacare hospital readmission penalties may be causing thousands of deaths a year.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/12/11/hospital-readmissions-debate/

Centene fined $1.5M for Obamacare narrow networks in Washington State
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/15/centene-fined-1-point-5-million-can-resume-obamacare-sales-in-washington.html

More in the loser’s column: Cruel Obamacare narrow networks impose huge out-of-pocket costs on patients w/complex medical needs.
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-healthcare-complexcases/obamacare-insurance-options-dwindle-for-neediest-u-s-patients-idUSL1N1O417T

This is screwed up. Work less and make more because of Obamacare subsidies.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/a-radical-move-giving-up-income-to-get-health-insurance.html

“Churning, Confusion And Disruption — The Dark Side Of Marketplace Coverage”
https://khn.org/news/churning-confusion-and-disruption-the-dark-side-of-marketplace-coverage/

Consider a la carte approach to avoid Obamacare (e.g., accident coverage)
https://khn.org/news/brokers-tout-mix-and-match-coverage-to-avoid-high-cost-aca-plans/

Dems want to delay ACA Cadillac tax. NO! If Obamacare is so great, let’s have all of it right now!
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/364019-cadillac-tax-is-sticking-point-for-congress

A good chunk of the unsubsidized are paying $1,000 a month or more for Ocrapocare. #ItsNotWorking
http://freebeacon.com/issues/survey-36-obamacare-enrollees-without-subsidies-pay-1000-premiums/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=8a92516820-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-8a92516820-45628225

$40,000 ACA policies – #ItsNotWorking
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article188987144.html#fmp

Return of Obamacare insurance tax to hit seniors buying Medicare Advantage plans – $500 per couple
http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/11/seniors-brace-for-return-of-obamacare-tax-in-2018/

Trump admin condones slamming people into plans they didn’t ask for if they don’t re-enroll – ‘but I didn’t ask for a Chevy truck.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/obamacare-surprise-new-insurers-higher-costs.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fpolitics

“Obamacare has made healthcare too expensive and too inflexible for young people.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reporter-uses-1992-words-to-explain-why-young-people-arent-buying-obamacare-i-only-need-12-words/article/2643501

“ACA has ruined the insurance market and true catastrophic insurance is no longer affordable, or even offered.”
http://www.jpands.org/vol22no3/robb.pdf

Thanks to Obamacare, people are unable to buy the catastrophic insurance they need and want.
http://www.jpands.org/vol22no3/robb.pdf

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Maine Guv: Show Me the Medicaid Expansion Money

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Maine’s Gov. LePage: “Show me the money” to pay for Medicaid expansion.  “I will not let them endanger the state’s financial health.”
http://www.themainewire.com/2017/12/proponents-medicaid-put-money-mouth/

Maine’s ‘We Want Free Ice Cream!’ Medicaid expansion referendum will cost state $54M and federal taxpayers $525M annually
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/11/27/maines-medicaid-mistake-could-cost-lives/#2c9c6b0b37a3

Maine’s Gov. LePage: “Leaving needy Mainers to languish on waitlists while giving free health care to able-bodied adults is unconscionable.”
http://www.themainewire.com/2017/12/proponents-medicaid-put-money-mouth/

Medicaid produces “persistently inferior outcomes”
http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/08/study-suggests-medicaid-persistently-inferior-form-health-coverage/

Medicaid produces inferior health outcomes in part b/c “less skilled and less specialized surgeons” most likely to accept Medicaid.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2017/11/27/maines-medicaid-mistake-could-cost-lives/#2c9c6b0b37a3

Medicaid expansion generally not improving health outcomes for young adults
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/aca-health-outcomes-medicaid-recipients/

Greedy hospitals lost their bet that Medicaid expansion would bring them riches; reimbursements lower than expected, bad debt rising again.
http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/moodys-revises-nonprofit-and-public-health-outlook-negative-hospitals-face-rising-operating

Congress should stop subsidizing state Medicaid provider tax scams
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/363295-medicaid-funds-shouldnt-be-used-to-subsidize-state-taxes-on-health-care

Audit shows Oregon spends hundreds of millions of dollars in improper Medicaid payments; state “wasteful and incompetent”
http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/01/why-does-oregon-suck-so-much-at-spending

Yo, Virginia! Medicaid costs are unsustainable even w/o Medicaid expansion. What other parts of the budget will you cut?
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-paying-for-medicaid-in-virginia/article_2000edba-a602-5f9c-97c2-c5c55c42b28f.html

Virginia cannot afford long-term costs of Medicaid expansion and should not make false commitments
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/state/virginia-governor-elect-promises-to-promote-bipartisan-agenda/article_05dab7ce-1ded-5df2-8569-e363c3ece241.html

Virginia’s new #UnicornsAndRainbows Governor wants free community college AND Medicaid expansion
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/state/virginia-governor-elect-promises-to-promote-bipartisan-agenda/article_05dab7ce-1ded-5df2-8569-e363c3ece241.html

Medicaid expansion is a bad idea because Obamacare failed to ‘bend the healthcare cost curve down’
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-paying-for-medicaid-in-virginia/article_2000edba-a602-5f9c-97c2-c5c55c42b28f.html

Access is already a problem in North Carolina and you want Medicaid expansion there?
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171127/NEWS/171129943/north-carolina-seeks-to-widen-medicaid-network-by-paying-docs-debt

“Whistleblower: Medicaid Managed-Care Firm Improperly Denied Care To Thousands”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/whistleblower-medicaid-managed-care-firm-improperly-denied-care-to-thousands/2017/12/01/8a389d46-d680-11e7-9ad9-ca0619edfa05_story.html?utm_term=.ea691d106b1a

‘Medicaid expansion caused the number of ER visits to go up.’  Huh?  Expansion was supposed to bring the number down.  #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.axios.com/whos-paying-for-er-visits-2511449513.html

California: insurers are getting rich on Medicaid while low-income and disabled get stuck with substandard care
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453920/medicaid-expanding-making-insurers-rich-most-vulnerable-paying-price

California insurers make $5.4 billion on state Medicaid program.  Just more pigs at the trough. #SpecialInterests
https://californiahealthline.org/multimedia/making-money-off-medicaid/

Louisiana Governor dodges lawmakers by using emergency noncompetitive process to renew Medicaid managed care contracts
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_38691ce2-ced9-11e7-b62a-4f6136396e8d.html

Poll: voters want to freeze Medicaid expansion; support for expansion drops when told money could be redirected to other priorities
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/11/15/poll-voters-want-to-hit-the-brakes-on-medicaid-expansion-n2409979

“Report: Skyrocketing Medicaid Enrollment Leading to Increased Government Dependency”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/report-skyrocketing-medicaid-enrollment-leading-to-increased-government-dependency/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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They Were Wrong About Everything

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Senate votes to repeal ACA’s hated individual mandate; tax reform heads to conference committee
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/republicans-send-obamacare-individual-mandate-repeal-to-conference/article/2642364

ACA’s failed individual mandate unexpectedly turned out to be REGRESSIVE and should be repealed
http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/30/senate-repeal-regressive-tax-uninsured/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpGall6Z3dNems1TXpOaSIsInQiOiIzWDBkQkY0bkp5VlwvMmtRWllzU1hlNlEzSHpJU0VpSnJvZ1MzTHAzQ1B1ajJpOVhMUUVRWlMyM0VRTnV4R2FXblNVWTJZa1gwVUlPNDZHT1RzS1FLdkhvMU5NMXFSbkNGK0xodm1WelRPT1wveWJCXC9kcnNlM2VkdGtPZzZSaFVReSJ9

“Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Is Repealing Itself – Premiums are so high that many are exempt.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454096/repeal-obamacares-individual-mandate-its-repealing-itself?mc_cid=6259abb374&mc_eid=[UNIQID

Repeal the individual mandate; forcing people to buy something they don’t want makes them worse off
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2017/11/20/its-time-to-repeal-obamacares-individual-mandate/#64861e5031a2

“Poll: Obamacare Support Falls, Most Still Want ‘Significant Changes’ or Full Repeal”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/11/28/poll-obamacare-support-falls-most-still-want-significant-changes-or-full-repeal-n2415201

ACA’s failed narrow networks strike again: Arizona’s only ACA insurer drops Phoenix Children’s Hospital
http://ktar.com/story/1854748/phoenix-childrens-hospital-dropped-by-obamacare-provider-for-2018/

ACA’s failed narrow networks to get even skinnier next year
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-plans-will-become-even-more-restrictive-in-2018-study/article/2642135

ACA’s failed high deductibles to climb further in 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/30/obamacare-plans-get-narrower-and-deductibles-get-pricier-in-2018.html

Nurse: Obamacare crushing people with intent to exert greater government control over their lives
http://www.njherald.com/20171126/obamacare-is-crushing-not-helping-people

ACA-inspired workplace wellness programs turned out to be coercive, invasive, tilted to favor employers, & show poor results.  #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/362331-its-open-enrollment-time-workplace-wellness-program-could-be-making-you

Another Obamacare goof-up – drawing from national fund makes Medicare reimbursement a zero-sum game; some states losing big.
https://riponadvance.com/stories/burr-legislation-close-problematic-obamacare-wage-loophole/

Obamacare’s high deductibles and Medicaid Expansion-induced reimbursement cuts have put hospitals in financial distress.  #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/27481-hospitals-going-bankrupt-thanks-to-obamacare

Healthsharing a moral, affordable alternative to Unaffordable Care Act
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/an-affordable-moral-alternative-to-obamacare

Residents of Obamacare’s Ground Zero – Charlottesville w/highest costs in nation – unite to protest failed law
https://www.wsj.com/articles/charlottesville-residents-unite-to-protest-likely-surge-in-health-insurance-premiums-1512037801

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

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ACA Enrollment Will Decline

Don’t be misled; Obamacare enrollment on track to FALL 19-41%. #EpicFAIL
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/11/24/no-obamacare-enrollment-is-not-strong-not-by-a-longshot/#34e6d97a4919

4-year-old Colette Briggs can’t keep her doctors because of Obamacare’s narrow networks
http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/21/how-fewer-obamacare-options-hurt-a-4-year-old/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpNM01tSTNaV05tTWpGaSIsInQiOiJ3M2VXZ05jNk1KNGROWjFcL0lnVWR0K2sycnd1SDN5eXN0Y2F5b1JXS01JOFZrSTRvWUVVdm51TVpZR3c1cHBSeTZMWGJDclBFWE1QK0o2WXB1NFl6SzRqTzc2VjlJanczdW4rbUZSN0EzOGpnNUV2cjFoeERBU0N3MDhCc3F1eFkifQ%3D%3D

Molina’s ACA customers in Utah slammed into another plan, face higher prices, uncertainties in coverage
http://www.standard.net/Government/2017/11/13/Automatic-Obamacare-plan-switch-causes-confusion-may-cost-Utahns-more-ACA-molina-selecthealth.html

Study finds ACA-noncompliant plans are way cheaper. Duh!
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/nov/noncompliant-health-plans

Concerns about Obamacare’s impossible food calorie count rule and its absurd penalties go unaddressed
http://freebeacon.com/issues/groups-criticize-fda-guidance-obamacare-calorie-rule/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=52a0a242eb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-52a0a242eb-45628225

Obamacare shot itself in the foot by allowing “children” under age 26 to stay on parents plan; sicker risk pool the result
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-individual-mandate-is-the-worst-tax-ever-1510521324

Risk pool still lop-sided; only 26% of enrollees 34 or younger, 40% needed to avoid death spiral. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/dont-give-up-the-fight-to-repeal-obamacares-individual-mandate/

Obamacare’s delayed health insurance tax looms; 4-6% on every plan sold
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/most-people-dislike-obamacares-imminent-health-insurance-tax/article/2641266

ACA-induced hospital and physician consolidation means higher prices, fewer choices, no incentive to improve
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/21/obamacare-incentives-are-causing-hospital-monopolies-to-put-profits-over-patients/

More demagoguery: How do you ‘kick people off’ coverage they don’t want to buy?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/11/16/fact-checking-democratic-claims-about-repealing-obamacares-individual-mandate/#4d3d752752fc

Health Sharing a good way to escape Obamacare
https://fairfaxfreecitizen.com/2017/11/23/obamacare-escape-route/

Obamacare hospital readmission penalties are killing people. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacares-death-payments-1511465449

‘Health insurance should be voluntary. Punishing people for not buying something they can’t afford is just mean.’
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/11/25/obamacare-individual-mandate-tax-working-poor/LLog96t6im6s71auC4smKK/story.html

Individual mandate tax penalty thingy falling disproportionately on those who can least afford it (2-min video)
http://www.oann.com/obamacare-mandate-crushing-families/

“Obamacare’s individual mandate is a tax on the working poor”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/11/25/obamacare-individual-mandate-tax-working-poor/LLog96t6im6s71auC4smKK/story.html

“Businesses eliminated hundreds of thousands of full-time jobs to avoid Obamacare mandate”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/businesses-eliminated-hundreds-of-thousands-of-full-time-jobs-to-avoid-obamacare-mandate-2017-11-24

The Left never quits. If you lose in federal arena, sue Little Sisters of the Poor in state court to fund  abortion, contraceptive coverage
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/21/states-file-lawsuit-to-force-catholic-nun-org-to-follow-obamacare-contraceptive-mandate.html

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Medicaid Expansion Baby Elephant Grows Up

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Mike Pence as Indiana’s Governor refused to expand Medicaid, calling it “the gift of a baby elephant”.  The baby has grown up and is eating states out of house and home.

Maine’s Governor refuses voter-approved Medicaid expansion until the state finds a way to pay for it
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/359387-lepage-refuses-medicaid-expansion-despite-ok-from-maine-voters

Credit agencies say Maine’s Medicaid expansion will ruin state’s finances
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/8/mcauliffe-virginia-be-next-state-expand-medicaid/

“Trump Official Says Medicaid Expansion Not Sustainable Without Changes”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-official-says-medicaid-expansion-not-sustainable-without-changes-1510258845

“La. AG says Medicaid expansion has ‘exacerbated’ the state’s opioid crisis” – prescriptions doubled.
http://www.wafb.com/story/36789137/la-ag-says-medicaid-expansion-has-exacerbated-the-states-opioid-crisis

Louisiana Medicaid expansion enrollment continues to blow past projections
http://www.wafb.com/story/36789137/la-ag-says-medicaid-expansion-has-exacerbated-the-states-opioid-crisis

26 states added benefits to their Medicaid programs in FY17; only possible b/c of federal deficit spending
https://khn.org/news/despite-gop-efforts-to-corral-medicaid-spending-states-expand-benefits/

Massachusetts hits the wall; Medicaid expansion boosted program costs to 40% of state budget; looking for cuts
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/massachusetts-shows-rationing-is-inevitable-when-government-is-in-charge-of-healthcare/article/2638176

Iowa Medicaid hits the wall, wins reprieve from retroactive eligibility.
https://www.axios.com/iowa-is-changing-a-core-medicaid-element-2504401915.html

Politicians who make their careers giving away Other People’s Money – lock them up!

Provider leaves Iowa’s wunderbar managed Medicaid program, says state low-balled the costs
http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/amerihealth-caritas-exits-iowa-s-managed-care-program-maine-to-vote-medicaid-expansion

600,000 disabled stuck on waiting lists as Medicaid expansion’s able-bodied childless adults waltz right in
http://thefga.org/solution/welfare-reform/stop-medicaid-expansion/

New Mexico scrambling to find at least $50 million more after Medicaid expansion busts budget
https://www.abqjournal.com/1083062/medicaid-federal-inaction-squeeze-nm-budget.html

Another salami slice toward full Medicaid expansion in Utah. #WrongDirection
http://kuer.org/post/medicaid-expansion-homeless-substance-use-mental-health-approved-utah

“Cover Oregon improperly enrolled 41,400 in Medicaid, owes feds up to $64 million”. More gov’t, please!
http://www.bendbulletin.com/health/5716476-151/oregon-health-agency-owes-federal-government-up-to

Why is it the government’s job to sell health insurance? Where’s that in the Constitution?

Automakers step up sales pitches as government slashes effort … then I woke up
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-insurance/insurers-step-up-pitch-for-obamacare-as-government-slashes-its-effort-idUSKBN1D62G8

Delayed Obamacare health insurance tax to hit middle class families, seniors, small business
https://empowertexans.com/texans-in-dc/stop-obamacare-tax-health-insurance/

“Obamacare customers look for alternatives” – off-exchange, short-term, health sharing ministries, etc.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-customers-look-for-alternatives/article/2639339

“Under Obamacare, Premium Growth Continues To Outpace Rise In Worker Wages”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/10/31/under-obamacare-premium-growth-continues-to-outpace-rise-in-worker-wages/#2b1cb2c34243

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Edw. Mitchell MS MBA‏ @coldstreams Nov 4Replying to
@ObamacreTrthSqd
64 yr old couple, $65k income, above subsidy cut off, $49,000/yr premiums for Silver, in Laramie, WY. Quote from http://HealthCare.gov
OCTS: Who ever dreamed they would see a $50,000 Obamacare plan?  The cheerleaders have some explaining to do.  #ItsNotWorking

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Half of U.S. Counties Down to One ACA Insurer

More than half of U.S. counties down to a single Obamacare insurer. ACA supporters were such #LIARS
https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/2017-10-20-Issuer-County-Map.pdf

“Anthem’s ACA membership will drop by 70% next year”
https://www.axios.com/anthems-aca-membership-will-drop-by-70-next-year-2501272445.html

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Beverly Gossage‏ @bghsa
Beverly Gossage Retweeted James Woods
This. Times thousands of sad stories just like it. @AAPSonline @IWV @ObamacreTrthSqd #DemocratsShouldRepealIt
Michelle Piper‏ @MichellePiper18
Michelle Piper Retweeted Barack Obama
Thanks Obama: I didn’t keep my doctor I pay $30,000/yr in premiums My deductible went up Only 1 insurer left in my state Thanks a lot MORON

Judge refuses to order cost sharing subsidies by way of preliminary injunction; case headed to trial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/us/politics/alexander-murray-congressional-budget-office-deficit-savings.html

Food trade groups dismayed Trump admin apparently moving ahead with ACA calorie count rule
http://freebeacon.com/issues/groups-fear-fda-moving-ahead-obamacare-calorie-rule/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=34a4454c84-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-34a4454c84-45628225

Proposed rule could ease Obamacare insurance Essential Health Benefits requirements (small potatoes)
https://apnews.com/81a608ea92574b479111dc8573d64b65/Trump-administration-proposes-health-law-benefit-changes

2018 plan coverage of failed Mass/NH Obamacare co-op terminated due to financial risk
http://freebeacon.com/issues/former-obamacare-co-ops-2018-coverage-terminated-due-financial-risk/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=bb3102cb2f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-bb3102cb2f-45628225

ACA premiums up, choices down (again). Exchanges deteriorating rapidly. 2nd lowest-cost Silver up ave 37%
https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/258456/Landscape_Master2018_1.pdf

Number of ACA insurers down to 132 from 237 just 2 years ago
https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/258456/Landscape_Master2018_1.pdf

Some Dems backing IPAB repeal
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-joining-bipartisan-push-to-kill-obamacares-rationing-board/article/2638796

House votes to repeal IPAB; bill goes to the Senate
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/358529-house-votes-to-repeal-obamacares-medicare-cost-cutting-board

Poll numbers go south for repeal-blocking senators
https://morningconsult.com/2017/11/02/voters-soured-on-key-gop-senators-during-height-of-aca-repeal-push/

“System justification motivation” lies at heart of opposition to Obamacare? No, just read the news.
http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-healthcare-republican-delusion-20171103-story.html

Virginia right to resist Medicaid expansion; program already gobbling up state budget
https://fairfaxfreecitizen.com/2017/11/04/vote-nov-7-consider-obamacare-wrought/

Centene stock drops 8% after Trump admin moves to cut Obamacare subsidies. #BewareSubsidyRisk
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-centene-results/centene-warns-on-obamacare-subsidy-cuts-shares-dive-idUSKBN1CT199

“Affordability Of Employer Health Plans For Low Income Families Has Deteriorated Under Obamacare”
https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/11/03/affordability-of-employer-health-plans-for-low-income-families-has-deteriorated-under-obamacare/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

A top House Dem admits it was a mistake to ram Obamacare down everyone’s throat
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-democrat-jamming-obamacare-through-congress-didnt-work/article/2639566

We’re all Obamacare-loving Pajama Boy snowflakes now. Dependency on gov’t will do that to a nation. (video)
https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/pajama-boy-nation-how-obamacare-helped-infantilize-a-country

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Quagmire or Quicksand? You Decide

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Maine Guv: Medicaid expansion would be a disaster; budget shortfalls for everything else, just like the last time
https://www.mdislander.com/opinions/socialist-agenda

Wyoming lawmakers shocked at Medicaid deficit, bleak long-term prognosis. #Unsustainable
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/as-wyoming-ages-health-department-presents-bleak-medicaid-shortfall-to/article_aa65d304-2cec-595f-b49c-5819f78260ed.html

Jacksonville pair pleads guilty in $1.4 million Medicaid fraud.
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-10-17/pair-pleads-guilty-jacksonville-medicaid-fraud-case

Dominant NJ carrier raising rates ave 24%. #LIARS #WheresMy2500
http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2017/10/aca_sticker_shock_horizon_customers_to_see_24_perc.html

Pennsylvania ACA rates going up ave 30%
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2017/10/16/pennsylvania-obamacare-rate-hike-average-30-percent-economy-health-insurance-trump-upmc-highmark-aca/stories/201710160169

“Rising Obamacare costs leave less In some early retirees’ pockets”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2017/10/15/rising-obamacare-costs-leave-less-some-early-retirees-pockets/756591001/

Obamacare tax on insurers coming into effect in January will raise premiums. Happy New Year!
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-tax-premiums-cost-270-billion-next-decade/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=42dcf37d60-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-42dcf37d60-45628225

Liberal prof: ACA cost sharing subsidies were unconstitutional because Congress never appropriated the money
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/10/14/turley_obamas_original_obamacare_order_was_unconstitutional_also_violated_health_care_law_itself.html

Bill introduced to trim ACA individual mandate; hits low end, fails to drive enrollment
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/health-reform-implementation/355823-gop-senators-seek-to-repeal-obamacares

Get rid of IPAB. 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats should not have that kind of power.
http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/17/unelected-board-put-seniors-health-care-at-risk/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRJeE5EbGlOekEzTjJKbSIsInQiOiJZTVZEb0FVTUVwdzRudk9PZ3J6ekhnRlloZmNZa3NjQkZSN2VwKzVLYVdEQ1VxMmNEQU11Z1pCWkxiQ0tpNEpHOU5kREVcL2RXRGNFU3ZqRmJOdzZlRHVcL01vcHJZaThHZzR1SDdnWVhiZmVOMkRJUmJ3R3BQY3VoUWVBWHpsMTI1In0%3D

“Trump Admin Settles Obamacare Abortion Mandate Lawsuits, Christians Won’t Have to Fund Abortion Drugs”
http://www.lifenews.com/2017/10/17/trump-admin-settles-obamacare-abortion-mandate-lawsuits-christians-wont-have-to-fund-abortion-drugs/

Obamacare: disastrous central planning by genius masterminds.  Can’t say we weren’t warned.
https://fee.org/articles/hayek-warned-us-about-obamacare/

In allowing association plans across state lines, Trump order shows coercion doesn’t work.
https://fee.org/articles/the-scandalous-truth-about-obamacare-is-laid-bare/

Crazy, right-wing PBS and NYT: Trump Obamacare executive order creates more coverage options
http://iwf.org/blog/2804962/VIDEO:-The-Truth-About-the-Health-Care-Executive-Order

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– end the individual mandate
– return Medicaid to a poverty program (100% FPL)
– legalize true catastrophic insurance

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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